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…but not having much success, at least not at staying focused. There is too much that has me concerned. I woke at 5:00 and spent about an hour doing Journey Work for the earthquake in Japan. Surgeries. Healing requests. It feels like there is a tension in the vernal energies as life around me throws and thrusts in various ways. The earth heave-ho’s, waves ripple, crush and rush. Tsunami warnings. I want to write but it’s a traffic jam in my head and everybody wants to get out at once.

Instead, here is a whole buncha photos from the last two weeks, including Om #6 exercise, Ben of Light (the new piece for “The happy Ones”) and random shots of work, things, life.

Enjoy my mindless moment.

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Be well,

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emotional frustration
inability to vocalize or express

wanting to scream
break things…

How did I arrive here from a childhood memory of flowers and the smell of grass, lemons and the past?

Ever just feel like that, like you are going to explode out of your skin and nothing you do makes this intensity any better. A burning that suddenly rises up beneath your skin, clenching your heart, your jaw, your hands into fist, your eyes into raptors.

A voice inside howls, I REQUIRE FORCE! Friction! Agitation! Eruption! Maelstrom.

Only painting helps. Only hands to paper and brush, drawing reds and blues across canvass. Sculpting. Pressing. Kneading. Releasing.

Days like this drive me to the brink of insanity and then I paint, and then release.

My mother said that one of the first things she taught me when I was a kid was to express my emotional self through art. If I grew frustrated, angry or upset and I couldn’t find the words for it I would sit at the table and paint or draw, in some fashion visually express myself.

It worked then. It works now. Taking home a 30 x 30 canvass. I feel a face coming out of a snow blind whiteness, out of paper, out of me.

Let’s see what that looks like.


They are as of yet to be titled, if they are to be. That said, I am happy with them. 🙂

More to come, including show details and anything I might be able to get from Phil and Jenny in the new year when they start production, date of show, and art walk.

Oh and I just noticed that our light in the loft is under a despicable yellow tinge. Will be taking other photographs in the sun / natural light.

Be well,


The guitar rift really made my head light up in the song.

After watching the video, Santigold / L.E.S. Artistes I was really driven by the color and the texture of the fluids, fruits and explosions.


Painting in production.


Started thinking about behavior. Learned behavior. Embedded-childhood-learned-behavior. Uncomfortable changing these patterns, textures. How pain shapes us.

Cities. Lights. Fog. Snow. Stone.

Still working on this one but here is where I am at…

It’s a bit darker in the photo than it actually is.

I think Brandon want’s to keep it.



Started to put together an online site on Etsy for some of my work. The site is still relatively small and I’ve not really busted my butt to really pull it into a tighter page.

I’m getting there!

Destination by lifencompass on Etsy.

As things progress I will be adding past illustration work, the new series “The Happy Ones” will appear here as well.

Be well.

Scott K Smith

Hi there.

Sorry for the late post but it is getting closer to Thanks Giving and there is a lot that we’re working on here at the house. That said I do have an update on the next show, “The Happy Ones” will be part of a collaborative show with Phil and Jenny, in February most likely at the El Dorado Lofts lobby.

I don’t know if you have seen the inside of the El Dorado Lofts (currently under construction) but it’s a historic jewel in Downtown Los Angeles. It touted to be the largest deposit of Batchelder tile in the world, and it is studded with these little pieces throughout the lobby.

The happy ones continue to come along. I present to you today’s piece, remaining untitled.

The photo is a little dark but following the same formula I’m more excited about what can be created and brought out. Color. Shape. Frost. Light. Oh and the essential oils I am using for this group are the following:

  • Thieves: for it’s antifungal properties. We don’t want the paper mache to sour. Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*
  • Joy: Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
  • Three Wise Men: 3 Wise Men™ promotes feelings of reverence and spiritual awareness with a blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to open the subconscious. This blend, considered a gift by many, enhances emotional equilibrium as it soothes and uplifts the heart.
  • Peace & Calming: Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. Peace & Calming may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

“The Happy Ones” was inspired by the incredible response I received about the painting Frosti (“A Hidden Place, sold) pictured below.

I’ll update you on Phil and Jenny’s work as it progresses, in short we’re looking at photography and sculpture. There is still a lot of planning to do but that’s to be expected.

If you are interested in keeping in contact for the upcoming show you can join add me on facebook, or stay tuned at the blog.

I will probably be skipping my next two posts because of the holiday but I will be sure to update you with all of the fun recipe’s that we are preparing for the day of Thanks.

Be well,

Scott K Smith

for more information on Essential Oils and Young Living Products click my link under “Follow me” or feel free to send me a message.

*This statement (see Thieves) has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

~ a work in progress, tentatively for January.


Details to come.

Been listening to Mum and Adele. 🙂


Be well.

Scott K Smith

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Wow what a holiday! We really had a great time on Halloween and partied it up with friends. B and me said goodbye to Andy, a friend who has stayed with us the past week and then “laid low” on the Day of the Dead. Brunch at Panini Cafe, some smart shopping at the market and a particularly scary movie called quarantine. Ending the night with spaghetti marinara.

Monday is my day of rest. Meditation, cooking, cleaning, games, painting, and reading. Doing the things that keep me level through the rest of the week.

Frosti_detailI started three little paintings. An exploration of hidden color and blurred light, that I’m calling The Happy Ones. Finding the right technique to simultaneously take advantage of the texture of the paper mache and canvass, while playing with color -I’m trying to create this “through the snow” sort of feel- is a learning process. I painted over with A Hidden Place, and now I’m attempting to reveal through softening. Indicate rather than reveal. Suggest instead of tell all.

I need some inspiration.

Back to some R&R.

Be well,

Scott K Smith

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